Coinciding with the launch of its Ironman Aqua Sphere powered tri wetsuits, Aqua Sphere has announced the UK’s first ever swim series built around 3.8km, the gruelling Waikiki Roughwater distance. Anyone can take part in this unique challenge, from triathletes of all levels to curious open water swimmers, and the series is running from July – Sept in four unique swim locations:
5 July 2009 – South Cerney, Gloucestershire
19 July 2009 – Box End, Bedfordshire
9 August 2009 – Bournemouth, Dorset
6 September 2009 – Dorney Lake, Berkshire
Aqua Sphere have chosen each venue for its own unique swimming environment. South Cerney and Box End are very sheltered and should be flat clam water swims. The sea swim in Bournemouth is obviously going to be relative to the weather and will provide the long swimmer with a challenge!
Dorney lake is the grand final location and a prestigious 2012 Olympic venue. The 2km long crystal clear lake can create is own weather system and enjoys some quite strong breezes across the water!
Dorney is the last race in the series and is the grand final. Final points will be worked out and Aqua Sphere’s big prize handed out to the winners.
At each Long Swim event, category winners will be awarded prizes and an overall champion will be crowned after 6th September. Cost of entry is £23. Online entry and race info is available at www.votwo.co.uk